Davies went out with a bang in the Whitecap’s last match of the season against the Portland Timbers on Sunday, capping off what’s been a thoroughly impressive season despite the fact that the Whitecaps did not qualify for the playoffs. Davies scored both goals in the Whitecap’s 2-1 win over the Timbers and was subbed out in the 67th minute (equaling his jersey number) to a standing ovation at the BC Place stadium.
His first goal (28th minute) was a thing of pure beauty as he laced home a left-footed shot after trotting half way across the pitch on his own. This was ALL Davies:
His second goal (31st minute) was a bit easier as he pounced on a defensive error by the Timbers. His instinctive ability to stick with the play and use his pace to close down the defender saw him amply rewarded:
In choreographed fashion, Davies bid the Whitecaps faithful and club farewell as he starts the next chapter of his career in January with Bayern. It was an incredibly emotional moment for the 17-year-old, but the momentous occasion was one that many Bayern fans have been waiting for.
Goosebumps all around:
Only a brief international break with the Canadian Men’s National Team nows stands between Davies and the moment he reports to Sabener Strasse for his first training sessions as a Bayern Munich player. It was a bit of a blessing in disguise for Bayern fans that the Whitecaps didn’t make the MLS playoffs, allowing Davies ample time to rest and refresh himself before he joins the first-team action in Munich. Davies’s 8 goals and 10 assists this season are just a taste of what he’ll (hopefully) do soon in a Bayern kit.